Habitat for Humanity
The mission and vision of Austin Habitat for Humanity are anchored around our dedication to ending the cycle of poverty housing and the deeply held belief that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live.
To date, 33 Mitratech employees have spent a day helping build a home for a local Austin family. This year Austin Habitat for Humanity volunteers will help:
– 30 families leave substandard housing through our Construction program
– 60 families improve their homes though our Home Repair program
– Assist in sale and re-use of countless materials at our ReStore.
To learn more, visit austinhabitat.org.
The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. We achieve this by challenging men to grow moustaches during Movember (the month formerly known as November) to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health problems.
Funds are raised through the Foundation’s annual campaign, Movember, which is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world, during the month previously known as November. Movember’s not just for men. Women who support men’s health, known as Mo Sistas, are an important part of Movember’s success. Mo Sistas register, start a team and fundraise – they do everything Mo Bros do, they just don’t grow a Mo. Mo Sistas are champions of Movember, rallying the men in their lives to join the movement, grow moustaches and have important conversations about men’s health.
To learn more, visit us.movember.com.
NJ LEEP 2016 Diversity Event Sponsorship
NJ LEEP, Inc. (The New Jersey Law Education Empowerment Project) was founded in 2006 in partnership with Seton Hall Law School to empower youth from underserved neighborhoods in northern New Jersey to greater educational achievement through a three-fold focus on skills, habits, and exposure. NJ LEEP focuses upon combining law-related education programming with college access programming.
The New Jersey Law Education and Empowerment Project seeks to prepare youth from under-served neighborhoods in northern New Jersey for greater educational achievement by providing them with law-related education and college access programming. This year’s event honored Goldman Sachs Group’s General Counsel Gregory K. Palm and Prudential Financial’s General Counsel Susan Blount.
To learn more, visit njleep.org.
It started in 2000 when Richard Bagdonas had just finished his own Thanksgiving dinner with friends. There was no Operation Turkey back then. It was simply one guy plating up extra food and handing it out to one hungry homeless person on the streets of Austin.
“That Thanksgiving, I drove downtown to 6th Street on my way home and handed out a plate of food to a homeless man in a wheelchair. He couldn’t thank me because he was mentally challenged, but the homeless guy next to him said ‘thank you’ and helped feed the meal to the man. Afterwards I sat in my car and cried, and I knew I wanted to do something about it. Since then I have been hooked.”
To learn more, visit www.operationturkey.com.
Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots, a 66 year old charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children who might otherwise be overlooked during the Christmas holiday season. Their gifts offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory that will last them for a lifetime. It is such experiences that may motivate them to become responsible and caring members of their community.
During the one season a child would rather be remembered with a gift than anything else in the world, Toys for Tots makes a genuine contribution in over 760 communities nationwide. Many of the gifts they provide, such as books, games, and sports equipment, make a significant contribution to the educational, as well as social and recreational interests of these children. The program is also of immense assistance to parents who, during the holiday season, are unable to provide needed gifts for their children.
The Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of nearly 7 million less fortunate children in each of the past five years.
To learn more, visit toysfortots.org.
Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment.
To learn more, visit kab.org.
Feeding America, through a nationwide network of member food banks, engages our country to join in the fight to end hunger in America.
To learn more, visit feedingamerica.org.
AIDS United’s mission is to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States. We seek to fulfill our mission through strategic grant-making, capacity building, policy/advocacy, technical assistance and formative research.
To learn more, visit aidsunited.org.
Puppies Behind Bars
Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement. Puppies enter prison at the age of eight weeks and live with their inmate puppy-raisers for approximately 24 months. As the puppies mature into well-loved, well-behaved dogs, their raisers learn what it means to contribute to society rather than take from it. PBB programs bring the love and healing of dogs to hundreds of individuals every year. The dogs bring hope and pride to their raisers, and independence and security to those they serve.
To learn more, visit puppiesbehindbars.com.
Travis County Brown Santa
Travis County Brown Santa is a community service program of the Travis County Sheriff’s Office and the many sponsors and volunteers who make it possible to provide assistance to underprivileged children and their families in Travis County and senior residents of local retirement centers in Travis County.
To learn more, visit tcsheriff.org/brown-santa.